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Sunday 18 September 1983

It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Christina Lindley and Ayumi Oka. In that special week of September people in US were listening to Maniac by Michael Sembello. In UK Red Red Wine by UB40 was in the top 5 hits. The Big Chill, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1983 while White Gold Wielder by Stephen R. Donaldson was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Give us a Break. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Granny's Garden or Jack Attack.
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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?

The Big Chill

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum

Country: United States

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Fire and Ice

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Starring: Randy Norton, Cynthia Leake, Steve Sandor

Country: United States

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Directed by: Lewis Teague

Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro

Country: United States

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Risky Business

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano

Country: United States

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Directed by: Peter Yates

Starring: Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Give us a Break

Starring: Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Shirin Taylor, David Daker

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Friday Night

Written by: Dick Ebersol

Starring: Rita Considine, Henry Cho

Country: United States

Fun to Imagine

Starring: Richard Feynman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Konsul Möllers Erben

Starring: Gerd Baltus, Edgar Bessen, Ulrike Bliefert, Katharina Brauren

The Consultant

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Donald Burton, Jane Hayward, Jonathon Morris

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 18 September 1983 ?

  • Also see September 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810)
  • RC Saints - Feast day of St Joseph of Cupertino and Methodius of Olympus
  • In ancient Greece, the fifth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
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  • Juli Inkster wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Lebanese and Syrian army battle
  • New Orleans Saints' first overtime victory; beating Chicago Bears 34-31.
  • George Meegen completes 2,426-day (19,000 miles) walk across Western Hemisphere.
  • The rock group Kiss officially appear in public without makeup for the first time on MTV.

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Sport Games on 18 September 1983

American Football
  • Atlanta Falcons - Detroit Lions : 30 - 14
  • Baltimore Colts - Buffalo Bills : 23 - 28
  • Chicago Bears - New Orleans Saints : 31 - 34
  • Kansas City Chiefs - Washington Redskins : 12 - 27
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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in September 1983?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Soviets Destroy Airliner -- Sep. 12, 1983
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8868
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Domestic Violence -- Sep. 5, 1983


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

White Gold Wielder

By: Stephen R. Donaldson

Thomas Covenant knew that despite his failure on the Isle of The One Tree, he had to return to the Land and fight.

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Return Of The Jedi

By: Joan D. Vinge

In a sequel to "The Star Wars Storybook" and "The Empire Strikes Back Storybook", Luke Skywalker and his friends in the Rebel Alliance formulate a daring plan to battle with the Empire and its evil leaders, Darth Vader and the ...

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The Little Drummer Girl

By: John le Carre

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Delicate Truth and Our Kind of Traitor is soon to be a major motion picture starring Ewan McGregorThe Pigeon Tunnel, John le Carré's first work of non-fiction, will be available from ...

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The One Minute Manager

By: Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager's techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Flip & Flop

Platform: Atari 8-bit, C64

Genre: Platform game

Publisher: First Star Software State Soft

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Granny's Garden

Granny's Garden

Platform: Amstrad CPC, Macintosh, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, ZX Spectrum, iPhone, iPad

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: 4Mation



Platform: Arcade

Genre: Action

Publisher: Eastern Micro Electronics

Jack Attack

Platform: Commodore 64

Genre: Platform action

Publisher: Commodore

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Platform: Atari 2600

Genre: Action

Publisher: Spectravision

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